Category Archives: Periods – Medieval

French postcards

By Rob Morgan This summer, staying in the walled medieval town of Dinan in Brittany, I had the opportunity to wander around some of the medieval-oriented bookshops and, in a tiny courtyard shop found a range of postcards, all with … Continue reading

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Just don’t look at the paint job!

By Rob Morgan These are veteran figures, big 25mm Wargames Foundry from the 1990s, I believe, and were produced in the Barons War range covering the 13th century, possibly from old Citadel moulds. I bought a pile of them, over … Continue reading

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Missing medieval cog models?

By Rob Morgan The cogs in the photographs are 1/3000th scale, made originally by Bill Lamming in the North of England. Fairly old models now, I bought them from Bill in the late 1970s. I later wrote a series of … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Outremer: Faith and Blood’ skirmish rules

Paul Le Long reviews a new set of rules for medieval skirmish games and finds them excellent for solo play. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of ‘Towton 1461’ Osprey Campaign booklet

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey focused on the campaign and Battle of Towton 1461 during the Wars of the Roses. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘Rebel’ book

Derek Clark reviews “Rebel,” the first in a fictional trilogy about William Wallace, and finds it not so useful for solo gaming. It’s on the Reviews page.

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Review of Osprey’s ‘The Composite Bow’

Jonathan Aird reviews an Osprey of the Weapon series, titled “The Composite Bow.” It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Review of ‘The Gempei War 1180-85’ (Osprey)

Jonathan Aird reviews a 2016 Campaign series Osprey on the Gempei War in Samurai-era Japan. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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Robert Hardy, the great longbow expert

By Rob Morgan I met Robert Hardy, who died August 3, twice in the 1980s, at a Mary Rose conference, and later at the old Royal Armouries. I remember, he claimed when speaking to the audience on the second occasion, … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Byzantine Naval Forces 1261-1461’ (Osprey)

Rob Morgan reviews an Osprey Men-at-Arms number on Byzantine naval forces, as originally published in Lone Warrior magazine. It’s on the Ospreys at a Glance page.

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